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ION Sky – Singapore Skyline’s View From Orchard

ION Sky – Singapore Skyline’s View From Orchard

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So, I am currently in a skyline craze. I found another place to see Singapore Skyline besides The Pinnacle @ Duxton! This time, it’s from the 55th floor of ION (a shopping mall located at Orchard Road).

The observation deck is called ION Sky. Admission is free, but you have to be an ION⁺ Rewards Member (registration is free) AND spend $20 at ION in a single receipt to get 1 admission ticket. So, if there are 2 people in your group, you need to spend $40 in ION to get 2 admission tickets.

Fortunately, the tickets don’t have to be used on the same day of shopping. As of December 2020, the tickets are valid for 30 days from the date of issue. This may changed without prior notice, so do check ION Sky website for latest information. Ticket redemption can be done through the app or over the counter.

Other than looking at the stunning view from the full height glass windows, there are also multimedia experiences and shows. The schedule of the shows can be found on ION Sky website.

When I visited ION Sky in 2016, there wasn’t any shows yet. Hence, my experience at ION Sky focused on only sightseeing. Here’s my experience at ION Sky back then.

The Interior of ION Sky

Once I came out from the lift, I turned right towards the entrance. The entrance was marked with rope barrier and stainless steel poles covering half of the entrance; a staff of ION stood beside the barrier in silence.

Walking past them, I was greeted by a message on the glass wall, welcoming me to enjoy the cityscape and sky view that I was about to indulge in.

Ion Sky Orchard
Awesome feeling being greeted with this message and the sky behind!

Then, it is an upward ramp to the observation deck. The walls are mainly glass decorated with messages, quotes, or information; except the side facing the southwest direction which is the toilet.

There are plenty of seats scattered around. And there are telescopes for visitors to play with. The timber flooring often acts as a comfortable seat when the conventional seats are occupied.

Ion Sky Orchard
Ramp up to observation deck
Ion Sky Orchard
Ramp on the left, toilet on the right
Ion Sky Orchard
Ion Sky Orchard
This photo was taken at 6pm when everyone had left, and the staff stood behind me waiting for me to leave
Ion Sky Orchard
Quotes on the glass wall
Ion Sky Orchard
Mandatory self-portrait

The Views from ION Sky

The view in the vicinity comprises of shopping malls and hotels around Orchard Road and Scotts Road, high rise posh condominiums, low-rise shophouses, and surprisingly, some greeneries!

Meanwhile, if you see further towards the horizon, you could spot Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Flyer, and Central Business District (CBD) area.

Ion Sky Orchard
View of Orchard Road shopping malls (Tangs and Lucky Plaza), condominiums, and low-rise shophouses
Ion Sky Orchard
View of Orchard Road shopping malls and hotels
Ion Sky Orchard
This is Scotts Road, dotted with malls, hotels, and condominiums
Ion Sky Orchard
More posh condominiums and low-rise shophouses
Shaw Centre, and more condominiums
Marina Bay Sands at the horizon, and buildings in CBD area

How To Go There

From Orchard MRT, take Exit E. Right after you scan your EZ-Link, you can see the direction written on the wall (see below). Walk to the lift at Lobby A  on your front-left. Take the lift to Level 4.

At Level 4, you would see a Concierge. Enter the small road beside Concierge, until you find the lift to ION Sky. Take the lift to Level 55.

This is Exit E of Orchard MRT. Follow the sign to lift at Lobby A (which is beside Top Shop).

Other Things You Can Do

At Level 4, just outside the lift for ION Sky, it is ION Art, an exhibition space that showcases and sells art pieces. PS: I had a small incident of almost tripping, because the floor is uneven, just watch your steps 🙂

Ion Art Exhibition at Orchard
Paintings at ION Art
Ion Art Exhibition at Orchard
Photographs at ION Art

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